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Open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball regarding climate change and more Zedlines

The Australian National University published an open letter signed by 154 environmental scientists addressed to Malcolm Turnbull espousing the threat posed by climate change. Image: Flickr, Nonprofit Organizations

Open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball regarding climate change
The Australian National University published an open letter signed by 154 environmental scientists addressed to Malcolm Turnbull espousing the threat posed by climate change.

The letter, which began with the line “There is no Planet B” pointed out the global temperatures this July were the hottest in 136 years, and the “unprecedented” rise in global greenhouse gasses.

French police reported to be enforcing 'burkini ban' and more Zedlines

Pictures have emerged of French police enforcing the controversial "burkini ban" on a beach in the southern city of Nice. Image: Flickr, Charles Roffey

French police reported to be enforcing burkini ban
Pictures have emerged of French police enforcing the controversial "burkini ban" on a beach in the southern city of Nice.

President of The French Council of the Muslim Faith, Anouar Kbibech, (An-wa) says his is concerned about the direction the public debate is taking, citing the growing fear of stigmatisation of Muslims in France.

Adelaide Council to reconsider Indian Festival and more Zedlines

The Campbelltown Council in South Australia has reoffered Thorndon Park for the Diwali Festival after initially refusing its application. The reconsideration comes with multiple conditions including changing the starting time from 11am to 4pm. Suorce: pixabay

Adelaide Council to reconsider Indian Festival

The Campbelltown Council in South Australia has reoffered Thorndon Park for the Diwali Festival after initially refusing its application.

The reconsideration comes with multiple conditions including changing the starting time from 11am to 4pm.

The Festival was initially refused when two councillors vetoed the motion saying ethnic groups often hide behind their language.

Super changes may fail to pass

Peanut butter made from Mung Beans may be on the menu and more Zedlines

Schools, airlines, and hospitals may now be able to serve peanut butter, with the introduction of a peanut butter substitute made from mung beans.

Peanut butter made from Mung Beans may be on the menu for those with peanut allergies

Schools, airlines, and hospitals may now be able to serve peanut butter, with the introduction of a peanut butter substitute made from mung beans.

Peanuts and related products such as peanut butter are currently banned in many institutions over a fear of Anaphylaxis.

The man hoping to revolutionise the industry, Ken Quail, hopes the introduction of his products could lower the risk when serving food in such institutions.

Senator Claire Moore calls for better pedestrian signage in Fortitude Valley and more Zedlines

Queensland Senator Claire Moore, is petitioning the Brisbane City Council to address a dangerous intersection at the corner of Martin Street and Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley. The street is currently designated with a ‘give way to pedestrian’ sign that Senator Moore says are inadequately placed for motorists to see and pedestrians wait to avoid collisions. Source: Tim Swanston

Senator Claire Moore calls for better pedestrian signage in Fortitude Valley

Queensland Senator Claire Moore, is petitioning the Brisbane City Council to address a dangerous intersection at the corner of Martin Street and Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley.

The street is currently designated with a ‘give way to pedestrian’ sign that Senator Moore says are inadequately placed for motorists to see and pedestrians wait to avoid collisions.

More than 100 year old Trees poisoned in Queens Park Ipswich

Orange Sky Laundry Launches Mobile Shower Van For The Homeless

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Brisbane company Orange Sky Laundry launched their new mobile showering service on August 23. The van was at Fortitude Valley during the morning providing showers for our homeless friends and will be trialling in Brisbane before eventually moving down to Melbourne. Orange Sky first came about as the world’s first mobile laundry service 22 months ago and co-creators Nicholas Marchesi and Lucas Patchett were named 2016 Young Australians of the Year.

Obama cuts holiday short to visit flood damaged Louisiana and more Zedlines

Thirteen people died in the floods and over 3,000 are still in emergency shelters, with the floods being labelled the worst disaster in the US since 2013.

CCC believes Queensland youth detention abuse not “systemic”

The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission believes there is no evidence that suggests “systemic corrupt behaviour” at the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in Townsville.  

The comments came after the Queensland Government launched a review into youth detention centres following a report by the ABC which revealed abuse at the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in Townsville.

Free shower van for the homeless trialled in Brisbane and more Zedlines

The van will offer free showers alongside their popular laundry van, which is run by the help of over six hundred volunteers.

Free shower van for the homeless trialled in Brisbane

A van providing free hot showers for the homeless is being trialled in Brisbane thanks to the team behind Orange Sky Laundry.

The van will offer free showers alongside their popular laundry van, which is run by the help of over six hundred volunteers.

Nic Marchesi, co-founder of Orange Sky Laundry, says that all people should be able to have clean clothes and access shower facilities. 

Olympics feasibility study

Parliamentary review into black lung disease announced and other Zedlines

Following the re-emergence of cases of black lung the Palaszczuk Government has announced a parliamentary review into the disease. Image credit: Wikipedia.

Black lung to receive parliamentary review

The Queensland Government has announced it will set up a parliamentary review into the re-emergence of black lung disease.

After new cases were announced this year an ABC investigation found 4 compensation claims of black lung made between 2007 and 2012.

Brutal force used at Cleveland Youth Detention Centre and more Zedlines

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Brutal force used at Cleveland Youth Detention Centre

Amnesty International yesterday revealed images showing guards using "brutal" force on youth at the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in Townsville.

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